Swoops, hand dyed wool on linen; 2 pieces: 14 1/2 x 14, 5 x 4 1/2 in. ; 14 1/2 x 15 overall.
After making a couple of textiles with very simple designs, I had a yen to go for the complex. I had some sketches combining illusionistic parts with flat shapes and chose the one you see above on the left. As I looked at the sketch, I thought it'd be interesting to add another element, one that added an opposite movement to the curved green form, so I drew the small curve. I like the opposing energies. I should tell you that the yellow shape really should have been a straight line, but for some reason, after I'd hooked the wool, it had a curve. Luckily the curve was opposed to the curve of the green shape, so it works anyway (I think).
Here's a detail which makes the illusion of the piece clear: all is flat, with just hue/value and hooking direction, along with outline, to give a sense of form.
And here's the separate reddish pink form, looking as though it is bulging outward.